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Romaine Brooks, Peter (A Young English Girl), 1923-24, oil on canvas, image taken by the blog post author.

The Contested History of Queer Themes in American Art Exhibitions

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

In a new post on our blog Past@Present, Art History and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies double major Maria Bastos-Stanek discusses the contested history of queer themes in American art...
Crowd outside the 1924 Republican National Convention in Cleveland listen to speeches broadcast from inside the hall via an early “public address system.” (From a 1924 issue of Popular Radio magazine) Obtained from Belt Magazine.

Women Ruled the Floor When the GOP First Came to Cleveland

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Public history graduate student Rebekkah Rubin's first article for Belt Magazine was recently picked up by the Smithsonian Magazine. In the article, Rebekkah explains that the 1924 GOP Convention...
Crowd outside the 1924 Republican National Convention in Cleveland listen to speeches broadcast from inside the hall via an early “public address system.” (From a 1924 issue of Popular Radio magazine) Obtained from Belt Magazine.

When Cleveland Became A "Convention City"

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

In an article for Belt Magazine, public history graduate student Rebekkah Rubin explores the history of when the Republican National Convention moved to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1924. Read more here....

What does it mean to preserve something?

Friday, July 8, 2016

On our blog, Public History graduate student Sara Patton discusses what she has learned about historic preservation, including its history and philosophies, during her internship at Historic New...
Contingent representing several Latin American countries, with float like giant shoe, annual Seattle LGBT Pride parade, Capitol Hill, Seattle, Washington, 1995.

Teaching the Pulse Massacre

Friday, July 8, 2016

In a recent post on the OAH's blog, Process, Professor Julio Capó, Jr., discusses how to teach about events such as the recent mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. He explains that...

New Book: The Politics of Culture in Soviet Azerbaijan, 1920-1940 by Professor Audrey Altstadt

Thursday, June 30, 2016

The early Soviet Union's nationalities policy involved the formation of many national republics, within which "nation building" and "modernization" were undertaken for the benefit of "backward"...